Ella Action Plan 2018/19
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Ella Harvey Action Plan 2018/19
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Updated on3/1/19
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Black History Month -To support the BME Reps and Societies in running BHM -To get non BME students involved in BHM AugustOctober-BHM run in collaboration with student groups and elected part time officers -Organised events for BHM -Worked with reps and student groups, supporting them with the events and activities they're organising -Month now taking place
- Review has taken place with recomendations being made on how BHM will be organised and supported in future years
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Mental Health -Work on this throughout the year, recognising mental health throughout the year -Focus on Wellness Weeks- one each term (5 Ways to Wellbeing) -Organise Mental Health events/activities/acknowledge mental healthSeptember (then throughout the year)October (then during each term throughout the year)-Students aware of the 5 ways to wellbeing
-Students can recognise their own mental health/self-care needs from the activities run
-Mental Health and Self Care is recognised throughout the year
-All students feel their mental health has been acknowledged in work from the Student Union rather than a focus on one or two groups
-Mental Health to be acknowledged in different months run throughout the year
-Every student group to have a welfare representative on their committee -Work with specific University departments (A&C, DDS), to improve mental health support for students
-First Wellbeing Week has been planned- week of 8th October to coincide with World Mental Health Day -Have planned the other weeks- ideas for what Ella wants to do -Ella booked onto Mental Health First Aid course
- working on a bid with head of professional services to improve advice and counselling and add more counsellors in line with growth of student numbers.
- wellbeing week was framed around the five ways to wellbeing
- mental health is being addressed in the upcoming Study Well campaign
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Sexual Health -Provide more sexual health information and support for students
-Focus on sexual health as being part of your health you need to look after
Beginning of SeptThroughout Year-Provide monthly STI and HIV Testing sessions for students in the Students Union
-Work with Positive East to provide more awareness of sexual health and how to look after yourself (for all different groups of students- LGBT+, BME etc)
-Publicise monthly testing sessions to students -More students access STI and HIV Testing throughout the year than in previous year
-Ensure students are aware of the importance of their sexual health (to look after this as you would your physical and mental health)- promote this throughout the year
-Ensure students are aware of the places they can go to look after their sexual health (aside form the Union testing sessions)
-Provide support via information for students who engage in sex work
-Booked in monthly testing sessions (STI and HIV) with Positive East throughout academic year -Requests have been sent to Comms and Marketing for testing times to be published in Student Union venues and on social media -Library square has been booked for first sexual health giveaway -Ella has done a sexual health giveaway- 2nd October -Positive East coming in during Sex and Relationships Month- STI and HIV Testing                 - Has done regular social media posts about importance of sexual health at opportune moments, ie LGBT History month  100
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Sex and Relationships Month -Greater awareness of sexual health and how to look after yourself
- Break down stigma’s associated with sex and sexual health
-Create a positive and engaging dialogue around sex (straight, bi, gay and trans sex)
- For students to understand and recognise what is a healthy relationship (relationship includes romantic, family etc)
NovemberJanuary -Students to recognise how to look after their sexual health, feeling more equipped to do this
- Students to be able to spot abusive behaviour towards themselves and others
-More work is carried out by the University on healthy relationships (romantic and friendship), especially by Student Life and Residences
-A more open dialogue around sex and sexual health is created within the student body (student groups, sports teams etc)
-Students who engage in sex work feel supported by the Union and access the support offered
-Organised Sex and Relationships Month- have a month of events which are applicable to all members of the student body -Events include- Consent Training, Bystander Training, Healthy Relationships Project, Breaking the Taboo surrounding sex work, Sex Toy Workshops, etc -Got freebies and support from Refuge -Carried out a freedom of information request and gathered stats on sexual harrassment/ assault on campus. Will be using this information for 'Wearing Red Day' where students will be able to write on a postcard about their experiences of sexual harassment/assault. Will use this information to take to the Principal to highlight the issue100
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LGBT+ Month/LGBT+ Support -More support for LGBT+ students in the Union and University DecemberFebruary -Hold more LGBT+ events
-Drug awareness for LGBT+ students, providing support for this
-More Trans visibility on campus
-Introduce more sport activities focusing on LGBT+ community (sport more inclusive for LGBT+ students)
-Organised a number of LGBT+ History Month events in conjunction with LGBT+ ME Rep. Still a few things to be finished
- worked with trans rep on trans visibility campaigns and had a variety of trans representation in LGBTHM
- tried to work with sport on this issue but co-ordination of it fell through
- pressing the university to have more trans and lgbt inclusive policies for students and staff
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Zero Tolerance For there to be a policy, clear procedures and a care pathway in relation to sexual harrassment so students can easily access support.Summer onwardsSeptember onwards-Implementation of Good Night Out Policy in Drapers and GriffInn
-Zero Tolerance campaign launched, promoting to students that we are a Zero Tolerance Student Union
-Train at least half of Campus Security and Residences team in Sexual Assault Disclosure Training
-Work with the University to introduce a policy on student/staff relationships, highlighting consent and the abuse of power
-Work with Venues and Events Team to change sexual assault policy (Code of Conduct) in Student Union venues
-Good Night Out have delivered training on the 4th September to all bar supervisors and management (Drapers and GriffInn) -Currently working with the Venues and Events Team on Code of Conduct Policy (will be a specific focus on sexual harrassment and sexual assault) -Consent Workshops are now part of the QM Skills Award -Consent Training will be delievered to student staff, student groups and Halls Reps, Residential Assistants -Currently working with the University on developing a Student/Staff Relationships Policy- this is nearly completed it just needs to be approved by Unison -Launched Zero Tolerance with the other Executive Officers- put out a survey for students to complete on their experiences and knowledge of hate crime                          -All residential assistants have been trained as of September 2018, hopefully will continue to be implemented in future years. Met with security about being trained but this is apparently impossible.100
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Community -Support students in their transition to University -Students to feel represented by the UnionThroughout Year Throughout Year (first part in September and October)-Work with the University to publicise the support available
-Provide an office hour for students to speak about concerns
-Run BHM, Women’s Week and LGBT+ History Months -Implement motion only enabling students who belong to the group being reprsented to vote for thier rep (e.g Only LGBT+ voting for LGBT+ rep) -Work with the Halls Reps to develop sense of community in residences (in collaboration with residences team and VP Barts and The London)
-Worked on BHM with student reps and student groups -Started plans for LGBT+ History Month -Started conversations with Residences about creating a community feel in residences -Booked an office hour in term 1
- motion has been implemented
- ran a variety of rep campaigns
- have created a really strong community within halls by enabling hall reps to run own iniatives. Hall reps stopped running after March 2019 due to staff support changes but was really effective and hope it warrants further funding.
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Housing Support for Students -Housing support and guidance provided for students
September (then throughout the year)
Initially at start of year, then January and later in year -Students who didn’t get accommodation feel supported by the Union, information is given on how to find accommodation
-Students to attend housing workshops to learn more about the housing market and living with others
-Housing Fair is run to provide students with the knowledge to make informed choices about their housing choices the next year
-Information is given out so students know how to access housing support
-Work with residences to glean information about any issues in halls and work with residences to address these
-Written a blog post for new students suggesting support and advice if they didn't get University accommodation

- did not get time to do this
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Study Well -Support students to maximise their studying, signposting to support for this and recognising their own study needs

FebruaryApril-A series of events/activities are organised and run to aid students with their studying -Studywell campaign to be relevant to all students, regardless of thier course or year of study- series of events have been planned and will begin April 29th
- have a range of events and workshops as part of the booklet
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